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Laptop buying guide


Fujitsu Siemens Laptop Rating

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One of the cheapest on the market, but a low price often means low quality!!


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With light use may last 2-3 years, but with heavy use will often develop faults after 1 year.

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Spare parts can be reasonable
  • Newer models can also still have a tendency to overheat
  • Keyboards wear out quicker than other makes
  • Screens often fail (but no more than ACER)
  • Motherboards often fail once warranty finished
  • Power sockets not strong and often break
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The support is very poor

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Often easy to find drivers and support on website

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Generally these are fragile machines, but if you cant afford better try not to move it around a lot and use on flat surfaces to prevent overheating

Acer Laptop Rating

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Often low cost – but unfortunately there are often repair problems – So if you can afford more – remember you get what you pay for.


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Most develop some fault within 2 years.

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Repairs are often a lot cheaper but more frequent
  • Problems with keyboard can be common
  • Screens fail quite often
  • Old Aspire models have poor hinges and break easily
  • Power sockets can break easily
  • Batteries don't last very long and might cause mouse freezing problems
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Fair support considering the price of the product

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Easy to navigate for driver downloads sometimes very slow when downloading

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ACER is possibly better than Fujitsu Siemens but for heavy usage we would recommend investing in a better make. Extensa is a better model than Aspire

Sony Laptop Rating

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Screen picture quality is the best on the market. Generally the most expensive laptop (but not always the best). Currently the brand still sells well but who can tell what the future will bring!


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For the price paid one expects more durability. Power sockets hardly ever break or loosen. Repairs are generally easy to do.

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Easy to repair but difficult to find spare parts, which are usually costly.Many of these problems are for older (2007) models
  • The motherboard fails frequently – especially if dropped
  • Batteries can cause charging circuit board failures
  • Keyboard failures
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Difficult to get through to support via phone and often not that helpful. Most of the time need to send machine back for repair

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Easy to navigate but is frequently slow in loading

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Suggest purchasing longer warranty. Try to avoid models earlier than 2008 as they are less durable.

Toshiba Laptop Rating

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Toshiba has enjoyed the industry’s respect, but in the past 5 months, We have seen an increase in number of repairs in our computer repair business.


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Generally well built with very strong casings.

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Often difficult to diagnose and repair
  • Recent battery charging faults (some 2007 models)
  • Motherboard to screen connection issues (screens remaining very dark)
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Support is superb. With good answering times and technical knowledge

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Difficult to navigate and need to follow directions explicitly when installing drivers or some devices may not work

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For the same price you can get a better Dell laptop, although some of the latest model’s offer unbeatable lightness and compact size

HP Laptop Rating

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Some of the older models lack style but currently we think they are producing some of the best looking laptops in the market!


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All old models from the NC range (2 years ago) are good, even lasting longer than newer models.

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Different series have had various problems requiring repair or redesign. Repair parts from website can be costly
  • Pavilion models frequently suffer graphics card failure
  • Screen switch in some series malfunction but HP have changed the design of the newer 2008 models
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HP has acknowledged problems with Pavilion and will repair these laptops for free even if warranty has elapsed – way to go HP!!

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Support website is easy to navigate but modeling numbering can be confusing. It is easy to get lost on the spare parts website (www.partsurfer.hp.com)
 Article Main Point Bottom Line
Avoid buying HP with Nvidia card at any cost as they all fail

Dell Laptop Rating

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Solid laptops built with quality parts. Better than equivalent ACER, Fujitsu Seimens, Toshiba or Sony laptops. Online purchases can be customised to your specification and style


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Excellent – especially the Latitude models

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Repairs are infrequent and are usually caused by physical damage or spillage. Spare parts are easy to find and generally not costly
  • Nvidia graphics card on XPS models tend to overheat and cause motherboard failure
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Support is very good with live chat for warranty machines. Spare parts are usually next day service.

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Easy to navigate with open forum for troubleshooting problems.

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Vostro Business Series – the ultimate choice for business people. Refurbished Dell Latitude D600 or Inspiron 6400 are excellent choices.